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Tennessee policeman faces drunk driving charges

When police respond to a car accident, they often find it necessary to conduct further investigations if they believe alcohol was involved in the car accident. Police recently responded to a car accident and found one of their own, another police officer, was involved. That Tennessee police officer now faces drunk driving charges.

The accident occurred on a Tuesday night in early February. One car was believed to have been heading east when it veered into oncoming traffic. As it did so, it hit an oncoming vehicle. Both cars then flipped, but, luckily, no one was seriously injured.

Tennessee car accident leads to vehicular assault charge

Whenever there is a car accident of any kind and police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident, there may be charges filed in addition to a drunk driving charge. A recent accident in Tennessee led to drunk driving charges against a female driver. It has also led to additional charges, including vehicular assault, due to the fact that a firefighter was injured at the scene of the accident.

The incident unfolded as a firefighter was assisting at the scene of a crash. The firefighter was reportedly in a safe location on the roadside and helping to protect the crews attending to the accident from oncoming traffic. This was when a car came along and hit the man.

Man faces DUI charges in Nashville

When people think about drunk driving incidents, they may conjure up images of police pulling over a vehicle or responding to the scene of an accident that has just occurred. However, someone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that isn't moving may still be subject to DUI charges in Nashville, depending upon the underlying circumstances. This was the case recently in Tennessee as police say a man was arrested and charged with DUI after being found passed out behind the wheel.

This incident apparently unfolded after a security guard got the attention of the police to notify them that a vehicle was driven through some grass. The police say they found the driver asleep when they opened the door. Allegedly, the engine was still running, and he had his foot on the brake.

Driver faces vehicular homicide charge in Tennessee crash

When police are called to a car accident scene, they usually investigate in order to determine whether criminal charges need to be filed against one or more of the drivers involved. An investigation into a recent car accident led to very serious charges in Tennessee. A driver was arrested and charged with DUI and also vehicular homicide, as there were two deaths as a result of the crash.

The driver charged was driving a pickup truck when he hit a car carrying three people. One of the passengers in the car was ejected from the vehicle. The 55-year-old passenger died at the scene as a result of the crash. Another passenger in the vehicle was 12-weeks pregnant and had a miscarriage as a result of the car accident. The woman was also reported to be in critical condition. 

Tennessee man with prior convictions arrested for DUI

Any kind of criminal conviction can make any subsequent similar criminal convictions more serious as penalties often increase with each conviction. When a person is arrested for DUI, prior convictions often mean more serious penalties if the latest arrest leads to a conviction as well. For one Tennessee man, serious penalties may result if he is convicted after his sixth DUI arrest.

The 48-year-old man was pulled over after allegedly running through a stop sign. Police were concerned with his driving, and, once he was pulled over, the officer on the scene smelled what he described as the strong odor of alcohol. The police officer also reported other behaviors that appeared indicative of intoxication, including bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Tennessee teacher faces drunk driving charges

When police try to pull over a vehicle and believe that a driver is impaired in some way, that officer or officers may conduct field sobriety tests or other tests to determine whether impairment has played a role in what has occurred. Recently in Tennessee, the police attempted to pull over a vehicle with a female driver. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, and the woman driving now faces drunk driving charges and other charges.

The 30-year-old woman was allegedly speeding and missed a driveway while attempting to stop. Police contend that, as a result of missing the driveway, she ended up in the ditch. This was when police decided to conduct a field sobriety test. The result of that field sobriety test was reported as unsatisfactory. She was then arrested and charged with drunk driving and failure to stay on the road.

Tennessee mom driving with kids faces drunk driving charges

A drunk driving charge can have an immediate impact on a person's life, especially under certain circumstances. There are times when drunk driving charges may be filed in conjunction with other charges, based on the specifics of the situation. In one Tennessee incident, a mom was charged with drunk driving but saw those charges compounded due to the fact that she had kids in the car at the time of the incident.

The incident occurred at an intersection in Jackson on a Wednesday. Police encountered a woman they suspected of drunk driving, although the report does not indicate why exactly they believed she was intoxicated as she was behind the wheel. At the time she was charged, there were three children in the back of the car, and police contend the children did not have seat belts on at the time.

Deputy with kid in car facing drunk driving charges in Tennessee

Anytime there is a suspicion of drunk driving, the circumstances of the situation can play a role in how a case is pursued and whether additional charges may be filed at the same time. In a recent case in Tennessee, a sheriff's deputy was dealt drunk driving charges, but also faces additional charges. He was charged for additional crimes because he had a 6-year-old child in the car with him at the time of the incident.

The incident unfolded when the 26-year-old deputy was reportedly driving a police cruiser while intoxicated when an accident occurred. Other deputies responded to the scene and those deputies then called for another law enforcement entity to conduct an investigation into the incident. The child who was in the cruiser at the time of the accident was the deputy's son.

Correction officer faces DUI charges in Tennessee

Traveling to and from family during the holidays can lead to accidents and/or encounters with police. If an accident occurs and police suspect alcohol or drugs may have played a role, a person could end up facing DUI charges rather than celebrating with family or friends. A woman in Tennessee was recently charged with DUI on Christmas Eve after an accident.

The woman was traveling to the store at the time of the incident. She had been visiting family in Memphis. She hit a pole around 10:30 p.m. and then her vehicle flipped onto its hood. She was not transported to a medical facility for treatment after the accident.

Woman who had kids in car faces DUI charges in Tennessee

Whenever a motor vehicle accident occurs, the police may investigate to determine whether alcohol or drugs have played a role in the crash. If alcohol or drugs are found or suspected to have played a role, a number of criminal charges may potentially be filed against the accused driver. If the driver is also found to have minor children in the vehicle, those DUI charges may be elevated, as seems to have been the case after an incident in Tennessee.

A woman was recently in a car accident. The accident happened at an intersection and police responded. When the police were checking out the scene to evaluate whether or not anyone was injured, they reportedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. They then reportedly smelled alcohol on the woman's breath.